How Solar Can Go Mainstream: A Webinar Presented by MAREA

MAREA, or the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Association, is a nonprofit organization that has been around in Pennsylvania for 15 years. Based out of Kutztown, this organization fights to save the Earth from climate change by advocating for energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy in Pennsylvania. Their work includes extensive school and community-based education, renewable…

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Reflections on Civic Life and the Pandemic: Hannah Provost on Environmentalism and Covid-19

Amidst untold deaths, massive shortages of medical supplies, and inequalities in healthcare treatment, two different ways of thinking about nature have emerged in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Nature has become a crucial mental, spiritual, and physical solace for many who are restricted due to Stay-At-Home orders and unable to access other mental and spiritual…

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South Bethlehem and Clean Water

I sat down with Rachel Rosenfeld – Community Outreach Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Sierra Club in order to discuss environmental concerns on the South Side of Bethlehem and in the larger Lehigh Valley. Rachel works in the Lehigh Valley to establish a grassroots network of advocates focused on the importance of protecting…

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Understanding the PennEast Pipeline

The PennEast Pipeline was officially born in January 2018 when it was approved for construction on a federal level, but it has been in discussion since 2014. For years, communities’ concerns about the pipeline have created several roadblocks for approval and construction. It’s easy to form an opinion as soon as one hears the word…

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Permaculture Park Empowers Southside

The South Side Permaculture project explores the role that gardens have in bringing the community together. Andrew Goldman, a Lehigh University senior, started the project after receiving a grant from the Green Fund. Goldman’s experience working in an environmental chemistry lab at NJIT the summer before his senior year of high school provided him the…

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